LAAF 2012: Bill Plympton, Liquid TV, Fantastic Planet and more…

One more quick shout-out for the LAAF (The Los Angeles Animation Festival) now going on at the Showcase Theatre in Hollywood (near the corner of La Brea and Melrose).

Tonight at 10pm: a screening of MTV’s new version of Liquid Television, plus a Liquid Television/Titmouse sponsored after-party featuring live music from all-girl rock group Nylon Pink; Saturday afternoon at 4pm Sean Lennon will present at screening of Rene Laloux’s Fantastic Planet (1972) and at 5:30pm I’ll co-introduce the ASIFA presentation of of Fleischer’s Gulliver’s Travels (1939), a 35mm Technicolor print; Sunday night at 8pm Bill Plympton will present a 20th anniversary screening of his animated feature The Tune. (P.S. before his screening on Sunday, Bill Plympton will be at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra giving a talk about his documentary, new films, Q and A, and signing books. Click here for details).

And these are only a few of the wall-to-wall animation screenings scheduled this weekend. For a complete list of events click here. The theatre is located at 614 N. LaBrea Ave. – right around the corner from Golden Apple Comics on Melrose. See you there!